Efficiency spotlight report: The impact of recruitment and retention on the criminal justice system

Date of publication
15 February 2024
Participating inspectorate
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Joint Inspection
Inspection type
Joint inspection

Joint Efficiency Spotlight Report (229 kB)

Press Release

In this report we focus on recruitment and retention in the agencies that we inspect. We draw on evidence from inspection activity conducted by each of our individual inspectorates, both jointly and singly, of those we inspect: the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Probation and Youth Offending Services and the Prison Service. We set out the findings from our work, as well as cross cutting themes. We conclude by highlighting signs of progress as well as ongoing risks to the CJS.